Moray

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  • Address: Maras, Peru, Cusco
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 PEN
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Amphitheater

Though Moray is slightly outside the city, it is definitely an interesting place worth visiting. Moray (amphitheater) is one of the examples of ancient Inca Ruins. You will notice that it looks a lot like the amphitheaters of Greece. As a result of the split caused by the staircases in these concentric terraces, it becomes easy for people to walk to the bottom of the amphitheater. These depressions are said to be used as agricultural research stations during the ancient times. The depressions are not uniform which makes the site even more picturesque.

One of the most highlighted feature of Moray is that the shifting of the temperature from the top to the bottom. Which means you will feel a very obvious change in the temperature from top to bottom and this is allegedly due to the ingenious design. These circular terraces are worth seeing, especially during summers.

  • One should hire a local tourist guide for getting a better idea about the place.
  • Mountain biking here is a great experience in itself.
  • If one wants to spend more time in this place, then staying at the town of Misminay is recommended. It has homestay options and food facilities.
  • You can take any transportation bound between Urubamba and Cuzco via Chinchero and ask to be let off at the Maras/Moray turnoff. Taxis usually wait at this turnoff to take tourists to Moray and back for around S30.

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  • Moray Address: Maras, Peru, Cusco
  • Moray Timing: 24-hrs
  • Moray Price: 10 PEN
  • Best time to visit Moray(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Moray: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 85.11% of people who visit Cusco include Moray in their plan

  • 32.26% of people start their Moray visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Moray

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Moray

People normally club together Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman while planning their visit to Moray.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Very nice place to stop by on your travel around the Sacred Valley area. Beautiful biking trails. The place itself has a nice pathway to go around the farming beds in shape of circular steps.

  • This is a beautiful place for an hot stop. The flatter, longer trail from above provides great views while the lower trail lets you go closer to the stones. There are bathrooms. Minimal walking is needed to enjoy the absolute beauty.

  • Very interesting place and a lot larger than the photos appear. Takes approx half an hour to walk around the site. Although not as spectacular as other Inca sites it is definitely worth a visit. Make sure you take a hat and sunscreen as it is extremely open. Lovely views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers also and has bathroom facilities

  • Unusual site thought to be used for developing different plants. Pleasant walking and great views of the Andes. Very busy in the morning but usually quieter in the afternoon.

  • Great preserved agriculture design from the Incas with three different areas showing the originals to one that was rebuilt to the same form. Good place to understand the Incas scientific way of introduction of plants to the region and climate.

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